Summary: Although the graphics are light years above the graphics of Dead or Alive for the Playstation one, it becomes increasingly difficult to play at the higher difficulty levels. A solid game though.
Summary: Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore, aka DoA2:H, is more of a revamped version of the Dreamcast title with an extremely similar name. Story Mode is pretty similar to many fighting games. Fight enough fights then beat the 'big bad guy' to win the championship/title/belt/world domination/etc. Vs. mode is pretty basic as well. Team Battle is basic, choose a group of people and keep fighting until the last person on the team drops.
Summary: This game is a great fighter. Look at interactive backgrounds, a fair number of different fighting styles, nice # of characters, easy to get the grasp of but hard to get good at. Beginers will like the ease at first and appreciate the difficulty of intentionally doing moves as they play on. all in all one of the better fighters on the system...
Superb, but there could be more than just exclusive secrets
Samario C. Oliver, Amazon
6 January 2003
Summary: Pros: Superb Graphics Plenty of modes Great extras Great gameplay good voice acting beautiful 3D arenas The wemon, can't 4git them Tag mode is better than Tekken's cuz u fight till the last man is out nice replay value Easily one of the best fighting games avalible Cons: So-So music When u hit with a powerful move, sounds like a buildin fallin, pretty unrealistic sound effects Story mode pretty much makes no sence Wish it had a end movie gallery like Tekken Only 14...
Summary: This is a fun fighting game! Takes awhile to get use to the throwing your opponent and avoiding throws only to counter-throw, though. But that does help make the game more replayable. The graphics are GREAT! The story mode is [poor]! I am one of those that enjoys getting all the costumes for all the players, so it is good that each player has 3 costume more costumes to unlock on top of the standard 2 you get at the beginning.
Summary: DOA Hardcore is one of the better fighting games on the PS2 but like all fighting games, it has it's draw backs. The graphics are excellent, almost perfect. No shady pseudo dimensional graphics that when you get too close, they become a flat surface. The fights can go almost anywhere from down the side of a mountain to out of a Dojo to down balconies at the opera house. The tagging options are phenomenol!
Summary: DOA2 is the best game in the fighting genre for PS2. With unbelievable graphics, awesome moves and fighting styles, and varied characters, this game surpasses the rest. You can choose from over 6 modes, including sparring(practice)and versus modes. The graphics are awesome, period. There's nothing else to say. You can choose from 12 great fighters, 5 bodacious girls and 7 ...
Summary: My kids wanted a Fighter. After playing the Tekken 3 Demo my daughter, fell in love with the genre. I bought DOA2 simply because it was the cheapest one I could find used for the PS2 (while Tekken 3 was on order). We were very pleasantly surprised. I will very briefly hit three points: pros, cons and the prior knocks on the game. I will leave the technical stuff for others to fight over.